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Full Professor of Regional Science ( 2668-95) WU

Full Professor of Regional Science
( 2668-95)
WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is currently inviting applications for the position of a Full Professor of Regional Science at the Department of Socioeconomics.

WU is the largest business university in the European Union and is centrally located at the heart of Europe. The University maintains an excellent position as a center for research and teaching and attracts an international group of students and faculty. It offers a broad range of subjects in all areas of economics and business administration. WU is one of only four universities in the German-speaking world to have been awarded the full five-year EQUIS accreditation and is striving to achieve a top position among the leading European business universities. For details, please see

Applicants should have: a) a high level academic qualification (e.g. PhD, habilitation) in Regional Science, Spatial Economics, Economic Geography or related disciplines; b) an outstanding publication record in Regional Science; c) a strong record in attracting research funding; d) demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and teaching experience in the field of interest; and e) proven leadership qualities. Preference will be given to candidates with an international reputation in the regional science community and a background in socioeconomics.

Applicants preferably conduct research in applied spatial analysis and/or spatial econometrics. Their key strength is analyzing socioeconomic phenomena and processes in space at the interface between economics and geography. Their empirical work is informed by theory and connects to other disciplines. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in the field of interest at the bachelor, master and PhD levels, especially in the two Masters’ Programs offered by the Department. Teaching experience in English is required. Non-German-speaking candidates will be expected to acquire proficiency in German over a certain period of time.

Within the context of the Department of Socioeconomics, applicants will meet the challenge of interdisciplinary work, both in research and teaching. They are expected to cultivate an environment of collaboration and should be capable of linking to the Department’s core research areas dealing with a range of socioeconomic issues and global challenges relevant to modern societies, as well as actively supporting the science-society interface. The new professor is also expected to take an active role in the University’s self-governance.

For details on required qualifications and other information, please see Applications must be submitted 19th November 2014.

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